Sunday, April 23, 2017

Be it ever so humble...

That's the south end of a mostly northbound cat snoozing in her much-too-small abode in our Florida camper.  I think Sue may have bought this gizmo while Daisy Mae (her cat) had most of her growth to adulthood remaining.

But, as you can plainly see, it doesn't really matter.  In fact, the cat never once even got into this warm and fuzzy thing for a year or so until, one day, Sue offered this warm and fuzzy thing to a friend (and cat owner without a warm and fuzzy thing).

Whereupon, Daisy Mae promptly zipped into the cavernous opening and refused to come out until the visitor was long gone.

Not sure the building inspector would approve this 19 cubic-centimeter space as a suitable dwelling for Sue's cat but we keep it hidden anytime the inspector appears to be in the neighborhood.

Don't want any lawsuits from a bleeding cat-house inspector who tries to condem Daisy Mae's obviously comfy digs.

Friday, April 21, 2017


I shivered in pleasant spirituality as the rising sun snuck under a residual storm cloud Easter morning on the beach in Vero Beach, FL.

Cetainly I was witnessing a celestial sign of the very triumph sought to be celebrated this day.

For the past 60 years or so my tabernacle has been wherever I paused to give thanks to God for life's blessings and pray that I always would be worthy of his grace.

In the summer of 2016 I discovered my son's church, now known as Storyside in Bellville, OH, and became a very active participant.  Soon, I will be back in OH and anxious to resume my immersion in God's house of wonders.

Meanwhile this baptism on that Easter morning was a symbol of one Christian's commitment to forever holding God's hand while another peaceful soul renewed her solitary celebration on this day of resurrection.

A Very Belated

Sue and I attended sunrise church service Easter morning at the ocean in Vero Beach, FL and I did some nice pictures of the service but was unable to get my DSLR camera to play nicely with the laptop so I could not process my photos and publish a blog story.

Since the laptop is achieving geriatric status itself I simply planned to wait until I got home and turn this challenge over to my computer-shop friends at KOSI in Mansfield--thinking the likely solution could be a new laptop.

But, just today I wondered if the problem might be in the card reader since I had shifted to Windows 10 awhile back and might not have "driver" software that could make the card reader and laptop friendly playmates.

Turned out my also aging cardreader was obsolete.  I promptly bought a new one, and was able to salvage my pictures.

Here's a photo of us celebrating Easter dinner on our patio that day with a family of our friends from Syracuse, NY.  That's Sue on the far left, then L to R;  Eva Tordson, Wendy Smart, Dee Weeks and hubby Dick and Brad Smart.  Eva, Wendy and Brad are brothers and sisters.

Not only was the occasion part our continuing celebration of Easter but it gave Sue an opportunity to prove her capability in the camper's kitchen, a skill, heretofore, mostly suspect with our good friends.

Jokingly, of course.